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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History By Giles Milton

Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History
by Giles Milton

In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This work tells the story of how England came to own Manhattan in the seventeenth century.
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In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" a remarkable light on history.

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Sku
GOR001226915
Title
Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
0340696753
ISBN 13
9780340696750
Prizes
N/A
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